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by Carter Ratcliff

John Singer Sargent download ebook
ISBN:
0896596737
ISBN13:
978-0896596733
Author:
Carter Ratcliff
Publisher:
Artabras (March 1, 1990)
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Pages:
256 pages
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1212 kb
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1196 kb
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mbr azw mbr lit
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History & Criticism
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Rating:
4.7

Carter Ratcliff (born 1941 in Seattle, Washington) is an American art critic, writer and poet.

Carter Ratcliff (born 1941 in Seattle, Washington) is an American art critic, writer and poet. His books on art include "John Singer Sargent" (Abbeville Press, 1982); "Robert Longo" (Rizzoli, 1985); "The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art" (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1996); and "Andy Warhol: Portraits" (Phaidon Press, 2007). Ratcliff has contributed to numerous magazines including Art in America and Parkett.

John Singer Sargent: Figures and Landscapes, 1874-1882; Complete Paintings: Volume IV. Richard Ormond.

John Singer Sargent's name evokes paintings of marvelously gowned Edwardian belles, of brooding aristocrats and princes of industry.

John Singer Sargent book. Sargent's enduring popularity has prompted a thoughtful reappraisal by prominent art critic Carter Ratcliff, who shows us the surprising breadth of the artist's work.

John Singer Sargent Carter Ratcliff Abbeville Press 9780789207487 Джон Сарджент : The name of John Singer Sargent evokes paintings of marvelously gowned Edwardian belles, of brooding aristocrats.

Carter Ratcliff’s most popular book is John Singer Sargent. Books by Carter Ratcliff. Showing 30 distinct works. John Singer Sargent by. Carter Ratcliff (Goodreads Author), John Singer Sargent.

Carter Ratcliff, John Singer Sargent. Place of Publication. Among his many books are Botero, Andy Warhol, Komar and Melamid, and The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Post-War American Art. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts and Hunter College and lectured at a variety of institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Of John Singer Sargent’s Lady with a Rose, 1882 (plate 90), he wrote: it offers the slightly uncanny’ spectacle of a talent which on the very threshold of its career has nothing more to learn.

s, the exuberance of his watercolors, the stately pomp of his murals. It is perhaps the watercolors that are most exciting to contemporary eyes bold, spontaneous, and vividly hued, they have a breathtaking immediacy. Born in Florence in 1856 to American parents, Sargent spent a nomadic childhood before going to Paris to study painting.

Carter Ratcliff (born 1941 in Seattle, Washington) is an American art critic, writer and poet

Carter Ratcliff (born 1941 in Seattle, Washington) is an American art critic, writer and poet.

Portrays the life of the distinguished artist, discusses the development of his painting, and analyzes his murals, society portraits, and watercolor paintings
Reviews:
  • Kitaxe
Lots of small color and black and white drawings/pictures. Expected larger color paintings.
  • fire dancer
I'm going to echo McGowan's review. I've seen the originals and the reproductions here are atrocious. A friend recently gave me a small book of Sargent's portraits of friends and it is much better, it almost shows the luminous quality of these amazing paintings. Not happening here!
  • VariesWent
I am getting to the point I buy art books with extreme caution. If you are like me, and would like to look at the paintings in some detail, this book may be a disappointment to you. I paged through it in growing irritation - like many other art books, this seems to have way too many black and white images, and these will take up a whole page, while the color pictures are the size of a quarter of the page or less. The few that are full page size are somewhat blurry. Why would the publisher do this in this day and age? If they were trying to keep the cost down, well . . . sort of. It is still pretty expensive unless you get it at some kind of discount.
In my humble opinion, black and white should only be used in cases where the original is destroyed. I mean, come on. If you have paid for the rights and sent out a crew to 'private collections' to get the images, you know they have color versions. They do. They just don't seem to want to print them that way. Many of Sargent's works only come across in their full power in color. They seem bland and washed out in black and white.

This is not the stone age, so for this book which has almost 400 paintings, some of which are crammed 3 to a page - to have more than 100 of those in black and white is not only disappointing, it's inexcusable in this day and age. By contrast, the book 'The Society Portrait' by Gabriel Badea-Päun and Richard Ormond is roughly the same size, but it is 100% color and is actually LESS expensive. So the argument that black and white saves money is pretty flimsy. I think it must come down to laziness or just not caring. An even worse offender is the typical 'Catalogue Raisonne' - those have just about broken my heart and my wallet - as I learned very quickly, more expensive doesn't necessarily mean more color and larger pictures. That kind of art book is typically $300-$400 and 99% black and white. For academics only. So in light of that, I guess this book does ok. I am still disappointed, like another reviewer. Any books published after 1980 should have mostly if not all color images. Buy with caution.
  • Nawenadet
Almost all black and white images. I was waiting for a big pictures and this book have only small images. Not to bad but never like another art books like Ilya Repin for example..
  • Phenade
A beautiful book
  • Whitegrove
too many black and white ilustrations
  • Dolid
Very disappointing for me. Half of the images are black and white (its 2012, come on!), most of them are kind of blurry and the bright parts often burn out to white, like it had been contrasted to compensate for the lack of crispness. It might well contain some good writing, but that is not the reason I spend money on art books.
Large format glossy page book, excellent image reproduction, with large color pictures on most pages. There's also a lot of black and white images in this book. They help to flesh out the explanations in the text and help with understanding the color images.